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Intended for parents of gifted and talented children, the book provides enrichment suggestions in the areas of art, geography, reading and language, math, music, and science. It is emphasized that the activities should be relaxed and fun. Art activities include visits to see art, photography, trying various art techniques, and learning about the schools of art. Geography experiences are organized under headings such as the compass, three dimensional maps, topographical models, and planning a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Geography,...
Unit 23 in the SMSG secondary school mathematics series is a student text covering the following topics in matrix algebra: matrix operations, the algebra of 2 X 2 matrices, matrices and linear systems, representation of column matrices as geometric vectors, and transformations of the plane. Listed in the appendix are four research exercises in matrix algebra. (DT)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction, Instructional...
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This publication describes options for designing and equipping middle and high school music education suites and suggests means of gaining community support for including full service music suites in new and renovated facilities. It covers the basic music suite, practice rooms, small ensemble rehearsal rooms, recording/MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) studios, and electronic keyboard laboratories. (Contains 12 references.) (GR)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Facilities Design, High Schools, Middle Schools, Music Education, Music...
This text provides a one-semester study of analytic geometry for secondary school students. It is designed for use at the 12th grade level. A deliberate effort was made to tie this text to previous SMSG texts; the usual language of sets, ordered pairs, number properties, etc. are included. This flavor is what distinguishes this book from others in the field. Ten chapters included in the book are: (1) Analytic Geometry; (2) Coordinates and the Line; (3) Vectors and their Applications; (4) Proofs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Instructional Materials, Mathematics...
An investigation was made of the effects of age and sex on preschool children's discrimination of intensity in musical contexts. Subjects included 92 children ranging in age from 37 to 70 months. A total of 47 females and 45 males participated in the study. To determine preschoolers' loudness discrimination abilities, a new test was designed: The Loudness Discrimination Test (LDT). This instrument utilized a 12-note melody based on a Jamaican folk song rather than pure tones or white noise. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Age Differences, Auditory Discrimination, Melody, Performance Factors, Preschool...
This resource guide provides an introduction to the resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the beginner as well as the experienced researcher. Introductory material includes a map showing the location of the Historical Society and provides information about parking, library hours, telephone numbers, and mailing address. Detailed information including purpose, holdings, and use of materials is then provided for three components of the Historical Society: (1) the Library...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Archives, Genealogy, Information Centers, Library Collections, Library Guides, Maps,...
Investigated were the effects of sex, ability and training method on the musical instrument playing ability of 16 institutionalized severely and profoundly retarded persons ages 7 to 20 years. Ss were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups, and the time required to reach criterion playing a familiar tune was recorded. Data indicated that with training some severely and profoundly retarded persons can learn elementary music skills. Sex and training method produced no significant...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Exceptional Child Research, Mental Retardation, Music, Performance Factors, Severe...
Throughout its history, the press in the United States has been dominated by whites and directed toward the interests and well-being of white readers, often ignoring or distorting news and events within and about nonwhite communities. As a result, minority groups have established their own press systems. One of these systems, with a 148-year history, is the native American press. The first Indian paper, half in English and half in the Cherokee alphabet, was the "Cherokee Phoenix,"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Journalism,...
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Appropriate for secondary school botany instruction, this study guide focuses on the important roles of plants in human lives. Following a rationale for learning the basic skills of a botanist, separate sections discuss the process sunlight undergoes during photosynthesis, the flow of energy in the food chain, alternative plant lifestyles, plant physiology, physical adaptations, sexual and asexual reproduction, seed distribution, and succession. A short glossary is followed by a list of 20...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biological Sciences, Botany, Class Activities, Ecology, Field Trips, Instructional...
THE PUBLICATION OF THIS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN THE SERIES ON OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS WAS THE RESULT OF AN EFFORT TO ASSIST STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS IN DEVELOPING TRAINING PROGRAMS. PRIME CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO DATA FROM SEVERAL STATE STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENT WAS BY A NATIONAL TASK FORCE. THE PURPOSE OF THE COURSE IS TO ASSIST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO DEVELOP COMPETENCE FOR OCCUPATIONAL ENTRY AS SERVICE WORKERS IN NURSERIES, GARDEN CENTERS, GREENHOUSES, GOLF COURSES, AND GROUND...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Bibliographies, Courses, Employment Opportunities, High...
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This quinmester course of easy-to-medium difficulty is recommended for pupils who have had band or have demonstrated satisfactory proficiency on an instrument. Emphasis for both musicianship and performance is placed on intonation, phrasing, sight-reading, and instrumental technical facility, as well as responsibility of the individual to the total group. Opportunities are given for performance in concert. Course content stresses the development of performance skills in logistics, tone, pitch,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bands (Music), Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Music, Music...
Intended as an educational resource for use in the study of the early development of education in the United States, this catalog, prepared by the Educational Research Library of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, contains bibliographic descriptions for more than 6,000 textbooks published from 1775 to 1900. Following an introductory essay that discusses the role of textbooks in educational change, the titles are arranged in categories...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary...
This booklet provides information on the Native American Preparatory School, a residential secondary school in Rowe, New Mexico, for high-achieving Native American students. The school sponsors two programs: a 5-week rigorously academic summer school for junior high school students and, beginning in fall 1995, a 4-year college preparatory program. The programs stress character and cultural development through academics, community service, athletics, and the arts, with the goal of preparing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Boarding Schools, College Bound...
This paper explores the question: what courses and activities contribute to the music major's musical growth (musicianship), and which do not? Musical independence (MI) is the key indicator of student outcome in music. The study makes a subtle difference between MI and musical achievement, the mastery of any academic skill related to music, whereas MI is directly related to the actual production and performance of music. The Instrumental College Survey-2 (ICS-2), Colwell's Music Achievement...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Artists, Bands (Music), Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Music, Music...
This report on the well-being of the world's children focuses on the issue of malnutrition and its impact on children's lives. Chapter 1: (1) discusses the incidence of malnutrition and the complex interplay of factors that cause malnutrition, including poor health services and discrimination against women; (2) presents several approaches to ameliorating malnutrition, including community involvement, food fortification, growth monitoring and promotion, and supplementation programs; and (3)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Children, Developed Nations, Developing Nations,...
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This programed textbook consists of short sections of text interspersed with questions designed to aid the student in understanding the material. The course is designed to increase the student's understanding of some of the basic ideas of algebra. Some general experience and manipulative skill with respect to high school algebra is assumed. Emphasis is placed upon development of the logical structure of algebra. Chapter topics include: (1) sets, relations, and functions; (2) algebra of real...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics...
A course in music which emphasizes harmony is presented. The approach used is a laboratory one in which pupils will develop skill in playing orchestral string instruments, sing, listen to, read and compose music with emphasis on elementary concepts of harmony. Course objectives include: (1) The student will select the title of a familiar melody heard from a list provided; (2) The student will identify the type of instrumental ensemble heard using a list provided; (3) The student will determine...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Auditory Perception, Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Course Objectives,...
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American Indian music is the topic of this curriculum unit from the Task Force on Minority Cultures. After a brief introduction explaining the importance of music to the Indian people, there are sections on: 1) the instruments, which provides a description of each instrument, including the type of materials used in its construction, how the instrument was made, and how it was played; 2) the dances, with the significance given for each; and, 3) the songs, under what circumstances they were sung...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Citations (References), Cultural...
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The guide contains suggestions for the selection, repair, and care of woodwind instruments and equipment; goals and procedures for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of study; and specific annotated reference lists. The book is arranged into five major sections by type of instrument: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. Each section contains (1) an introduction discussing historical background of the instrument, selection, care, repair, and tuning procedures; (2) method...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bands (Music), Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Education, Music...
This compentency-based curriculum unit on turf identification is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The three sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include identifying turfgrasses, identifying turf samples, and selecting proper turfgrass for specific sites. A list of references precedes a section...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Horticulture, Job...
This handbook contains 17 teacher-developed elementary school industrial arts (ESIA) lesson plans and a bibliography of resources to assist in planning additional lessons. The handbook supplements an ESIA curriculum guide used in Pennsylvania. Each plan contains the name of the activity, its purpose, a drawing or photograph of the product, a work drawing, behavioral objectives, lists of applications and of skills to be acquired through the project, tools and equipment, materials needed, safety...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Audiovisual Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Educational Resources,...
A course which is an introduction to music emphasizing modes and forms is outlined. Objectives include: (1) The student will select the title of a familiar melody from a list provided; (2) The student will identify by ear the performing medium from the following choices: violin, voice, piano, guitar, clarinet, trombone, organ, string bass, synthesizer, and trumpet; (3) The student will determine by ear if an example contains a complete cadence, an incomplete cadence, or no cadence; (4) The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Auditory Perception, Cognitive Objectives, Course Content, Course Objectives,...
A teacher's guide for three junior high school units on women in United States history is presented. Designed to supplement what is customarily taught in United States history courses, the units focus on Native American women in Pre-Columbian America, Southern women from 1820 to 1860, and women as immigrants and workers from 1820 to 1940. The guide incorporates the student workbook and provides objectives, background material, teaching procedures, suggested activities, and bibliographies. Each...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indians, Educational Objectives, Employed Women, Females, Immigrants, Junior...
Written by Native American teachers and by teachers of Native Americans, this book presents examples of ways to learn respect for the Earth and its people. The hope is that students will learn to walk softly upon the Earth and to respect all living things. Lessons and activities engage elementary and middle school students in a four-step participatory exploration of topics that are meaningful and relevant to their lives. Each chapter begins with a profile of a Native American--an artist, a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art Activities,...
Explanations of natural phenomena within a traditional Native American context are often at odds with Western scientific philosophy and what is taught in school science. Herein lies a very real conflict between two distinctly different worldviews: the mutualistic/holistic-oriented worldview of Native American cultures and the rationalistic/dualistic worldview of Western science that divides, analyzes, and objectifies. General tendencies in Native learning styles include a predominantly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Education, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant...
This competency-based curriculum unit on insects and diseases is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The five sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include root-feeding insects, shoot-feeding insects, and fungicides. A list of references precedes a section containing visual aids, student skill checklist,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Disease Control,...
This curriculum guide contains five units with relevant problem areas for horticulture. These problem areas have been selected as suggested areas of study to be included in a core curriculum for secondary students enrolled in an agricultural education program. Each problem area includes some or all of the following components: related problem areas, prerequisite problem areas, occupational tasks addressed, learning assessment plan sheets, instructor's guide, information sheets, student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Botany, Business Administration, Core...
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This guide was prepared as an instructional aid for teachers of a second-year course in algebra. It was designed to be applicable to a wide range of Algebra II programs offered in senior high schools. The content of the Algebra II program has been divided into 13 major units and a preliminary unit designed to review selected Algebra I skills. Each of the 13 major units include the following features: the purpose for including the unit in the Algebra II program; an overview of the section; a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activity Units, Algebra, Course Objectives, Instructional Materials, Mathematical...
This document contains information about education of indigenous American peoples, including: (1) Demographics; (2) Reservations and Native Lands Map; (3) Important Community Issues and Concepts; (4) Educational Issues for Native Students; (5) Type of Schools for Native Students; (6) Indian Education Legislation and Executive Orders; (7) Frequently Asked Questions about Indians; and (8) Native Organizations to Know.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Demography, Reservation American Indians, Maps, Cultural Influences, Student Needs,...
This core curriculum guide consists of materials for use in presenting a 13-unit vocational agriculture course geared toward high school students living in metropolitan areas. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: employment in agricultural occupations, supervised occupational experience, leadership in horticulture and in agriculture, horticulture and agricultural mechanics, plant propagation, plant identification, horticultural-crop management,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery,...
This thesis reports on the research of 25 plants, used as herbal remedies since the 1800s by the author's Native American ancestors (the Day family) and the Cherokee tribe. The plants were identified in four state parks in southwestern Indiana. Information sources included the research literature, articles on Cherokee herbal remedies, and interviews with Cherokee elders and medicine men. The purpose of the project was to develop a Cherokee herbal manual and curriculum guide related to plant...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Botany, Cherokee (Tribe),...